This batik was source in Indonesia after hours of scouring various shops and marketplaces, and lovingly selected by us. Our wrap is versatile and can be worn as a scarf, pareo or used as a tablecloth - let your imagination run wild! Which ever way, we can guarantee it'll be chic!
- 100% Cotton; 100% Cotton trim.
- Machine wash cold. Air dry
This is Susan Valeriano. In her 54 years of life, she has been blessed with 3 children and 4 grandchildren. Susan has worked in this trade for 38 years starting off as a sewer and ultimately as a technical designer. She fondly recalls her first experience sewing when she was a young child, making clothes for her dolls. As the breadwinner of the family, Susan is grateful this profession has allowed her to feed and support her family. She explains that happy customers inspire her work. During her downtime, Susan loves to watch movies and play Sims. Her wonderful disposition, kind manner, and technical knowhow make Susan a dream to work with and learn from.
The lovely crocheted detail is brought to you by Milvidas. This community all started at a 70th birthday party where, instead of receiving gifts, the lovely celebrant thought it best to build a home for Gawad Kalinga. By the end of the night, they had raised enough money for 10 homes, and this momentum culminated in “The Family Legacy Village,” a once-dumpsite area where 110 families now reside. The daughters of the woman who started the project took it one step further and set up a livelihood program for the women in the community to help provide for their families. When we spoke to the 16 lovely (and spirited) ladies, they told us that no matter how big or how small the household contribution, it’s a big help. This livelihood program is very tied to the community – so much so that the salary of the preschool teacher of the village is funded by the proceeds of their work. Beyond putting food on the table and sending their children to school, these women love their work because it allows them to be creative and feel excited about the challenge of figuring out new patterns and styles. The lively and confident Jenny explains that it feels good to be recognized for her hard work. She went on further to tell us that she is tickled pink by the idea of her work with FINI traveling overseas! These women and their model community are such an inspiration to us.
|| Approximately 43.5 x 79 inches ||